Venice is sinking under the weight of more than 21 million tourists per year—and it’s losing its residents along the way. Today, only around 60,000 people live there, less than half as many as 20 years ago. According to one study, there will be no more Venetians by the year 2030. Andreas Pichler’s revelatory and compassionate documentary is squarely on the side of the locals as they use humor and heart to cope with unconcerned governments, oblivious day-tourists and the disastrous crumbling of a way of life. Directed by Andreas Pichler. Produced by Thomas Tielsch.

The Venice Syndrome

2013 DE 80 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary
Topic: Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living